How do I get HBO Max? And why so many HBO products?

Brenda Watkins
May 22, 2020

Over the past several weeks, WarnerMedia announced deals for HBO Max with Apple, Google, Hulu, Charter and YouTube TV - in addition to parent company AT&T - to offer the streaming product to customers at launch.

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But making this decision was an important one for WarnerMedia and HBO Max. Verizon's remaining and new Fios TV and Fios Internet customers will be able to purchase HBO Max directly from the company, as an add-on to video services or as a standalone streaming service available to internet-only customers.

Optimum and Suddenlink Altice USA subscribers who also pay for HBO will have access to the streamer at no additional cost.

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Max, the forthcoming streaming service from AT&T Inc-owned WarnerMedia, announced on Wednesday several new partners will carry its content, but it has not yet announced deals with Comcast Corp, Inc or Roku Inc.

HBO Max will be made available at launch to independent cable and broadband operators - including WOW!, Atlantic Broadband, RCN, Grande Communications & Wave, and MCTV - through a new agreement with NCTC. Notably, missing from the list? That said, it looks as though our wait for the streamer might not be too far off, given the fact that The Not-Too-Late Show with Elmo - an HBO Max-exclusive show - is coming to HBO Asia on HBO GO on 27 May.

The newly announced distribution partners significantly expand device and platform availability for HBO Max. "While we don't typically comment on specific deal terms or negotiations, the fact is that in this instance while we believe that HBO Max would benefit greatly from distribution on Roku at launch, we do not now have an agreement in place".

Stephen Silver, a technology writer for The National Interest, is a journalist, essayist, and film critic, who is also a contributor to Philly Voice, Philadelphia Weekly, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, Living Life Fearless, Backstage magazine, Broad Street Review and Splice Today.

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